James Hardie recognises the value of having a workforce that reflects the diverse communities and marketplaces in which we operate and serve. We believe that a skilled and diverse workforce, which encompasses a wealth of different viewpoints, skills, attributes, life experiences along with the unique strengths of each employee, contributes collectively to the performance of James Hardie.
James Hardie has implemented a Workplace Diversity Policy that reflects a broader view of diversity than those covered by the ASX Corporate Governance Council’s Principles and Recommendations and supports certain of our core organisational values, including Operating with Respect and Building Organisational Advantage. The policy applies to all individuals recruited or employed by James Hardie and reflects the organisation’s inclusive view of diversity, which includes individual differences related to race, gender, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
The Board, with assistance from management, is responsible for approving and monitoring the policy and the measurable objectives in the context of the Company’s unique circumstances and industry. The Board assesses the policy and objectives annually and the organisation’s progress in achieving them.
Additional detail in regards to our diversity policy and practices can be found in the Library section of this website and in the Corporate Governance Statement set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 20-F filing.
Among non-executive directors, the Board has a goal to maintain:
- diversity characteristics in excess of 30%; and
- women in excess of 20%.